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bronwyn-headshotBronwyn Parry is Head of the School of Global Affairs and Professor in Global Health & Social Medicine. She has expertise in a number of key areas: the rise and operation of the life sciences industry, informationalism, the commodification of life forms, posthumanism, assisted reproduction, legal approaches to the regulation of nature, and the public understanding and reception of science and has published extensively on these subjects in leading peer reviewed journals.

Bronwyn was elected to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in 2007 and has contributed to reports on the forensic use of bio-information, the recent crisis in public health in the UK and dementia care. Her most recent book Bodies Across Borders: The Global Circulation of Body parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals was published by Ashgate in 2014 and she is currently writing books on Bioinformation for Polity in 2016 and on the expansion of assisted reproductive services in India, the latter the outcome of her most recent empirical research funded by the Wellcome Trust’s International Ethics Programme. She has also undertaken comparative work on the role of international regulatory regimes and acted as a consultant for the UN and the UK government in this capacity.
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